So our beloved friend Reverend Jerry Falwell died on Tuesday. He was a role model for conservatives, extreme-Christians, and homophobes everywhere.
Here were some of his more memorable quotes.
“The ACLU's got to take a lot of blame for this.” In response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“The idea that religion and politics don't mix was invented by the Devil to keep Christians from running their own country.” In a sermon.
“Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.” On an episode of Crossfire.
“God continues to lift the curtain and allow the enemies of America to give us probably what we deserve.” As quoted in "God Gave US 'What We Deserve,' Falwell Says" by John F Harris, in The Washington Post (14 September 2001).
“His message of peace and reconciliation under almost all circumstances is simply incompatible with Christian teachings as I interpret them. This 'turn the other cheek' business is all well and good but it's not what Jesus fought and died for. What we need to do is take the battle to the Muslim heathens and do unto them before they do unto us.”
His opinion on Jimmy Carter.
“You've got to kill the terrorists before the killing stops and I am for the President — chase them all over the world, if it takes ten years, blow them all away in the name of the Lord.” In a CNN debate with Rev. Jesse Jackson.
“The fact that Marc Cherry’s a gay Republican means he should join the Democratic Party.” On Meeting The Press.
Those are just a few. The funny thing is that I don’t have to write anything bad about him, his quotes are self-incriminating.
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